November 19, 2017
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Girl, 6, seriously injured after Jeep rolls over her in Livermore

By Donna M. Perry, Sun Journal
Updated:

LIVERMORE, Maine — Police said a 6-year-old girl was seriously injured Monday afternoon after she jumped out of a rolling Jeep Wrangler and it ran over her.

The child was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with internal injuries, including to her spleen, Lt. Brian McDonough of the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit said Thursday.

“The prognosis initially was scary, but now the prognosis looks good,” he said.

The girl and another 6-year-old child were pretending to drive the vehicle when it somehow shifted into neutral gear and started to roll, McDonough said. The children got scared and when they tried to jump out, one of the girls ended up trapped under the Jeep and it rolled over her, he said.

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